John Boyega is on the cover of the latest issue of GQ, in anticipation of his starring role in Kathryn Bigelow’s upcoming civil rights thriller Detroit, and a small independent feature you may or may not have heard of called Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Much of the article deals with how Boyega went from little-known British character actor to one of the most in-demand leading men in Hollywood, thanks to his prominent place in the new Star Wars franchise. A big part of that change meant learning how to navigate the dating scene, and Boyega ended up getting advice on his love life from two old pros: Robert Downey Jr. and Orlando Bloom.
Over a hearty meal of waffles (which, according to Boyega, RDJ did not make himself but did “orchestrate the making of,” like a bawse), Boyega received sage advice from Downey (“a man seemingly in a blissful marriage”) and Bloom (“one of the dudes who inspired Katy Perry’s latest album”) on “how to stay stable,” and is now able to visualize the right girl for him:
Boyega is borderline wistful as he imagines this ideal woman, equally comfortable in Peckham and Hollywood, going through tough times and dancing on red carpets. “It’s nice to survive with your companion by your side. I’m sure it’s a good thing,” he says. “But I’ve never experienced it. And people advise you as a celebrity, ‘Make sure you get someone who doesn’t care about your career.’ Mmmm…I disagree,” Boyega told Downey and Bloom. They concurred: “She has to care about it to understand it.”
Thanks to Downey and Bloom, Boyega will no longer be in a position to be dumped for being the guy from Star Wars.
Detroit hits theaters on August 4, check out the latest trailer below.